Evangelista – Prince of Truth

Constellation Records (2009) Former Geraldine Fibbers vocalist Carla Bozulich released a fantastic album in 2006: Evangelista. It was evidently so good (along with the fact that she now had a band) that she released her next album, Hello, Voyager, under the Evangelista alias. That was one of the finest records of last year. Prince ofContinue reading “Evangelista – Prince of Truth”

Akron/Family: ‘River’

Taken from lovely current album Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free, ‘River’ is rather more joyous than one would expect from a group of Young God alumni. It’s the kind of thing one might compare to The Flaming Lips, if only Wayne Coyne’s travelling circus had released anything decent this decade. Opening with a moreContinue reading “Akron/Family: ‘River’”

Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall

Matador (2009) Internet punk rock darling Reatard is back with his second Matador album (let’s face it: Singles ’08 was an album on staggered – and ridiculously diminishing – release). But does this new record see the rock world ready to live in his shadow, or is he fading all away? Whether Jay is headingContinue reading “Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall”

Clutch – Strange Cousins From the West

Weathermaker (2009) Clutch, those grizzled Maryland rock veterans, have been kicking out various forms of jam since the early 90s. Their sound has taken in post-hardcore, aggro-stoner and retro boogie rock. Which makes us wonder: which Clutch will turn up this time? It’s pretty impossible to dislike Clutch, unless you dislike rock itself. Firm cultContinue reading “Clutch – Strange Cousins From the West”